My name is Ted Murphy and I am a Partner in the US Customs Compliance Practice of Baker & McKenzie‘s Washington, D.C. office. My practice focuses on counseling companies on customs law and the administration and implementation of international agreements (such as the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation, NAFTA, the Information Technology Agreement, etc.) and representing companies in various types of enforcement matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
My practice also assists clients develop and implement effective compliance programs to help ensure that reasonable care is exercised over import matters and prepare for membership in voluntary programs, such as the Importer Self-Assessment and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programs.
I often facilitate internal compliance reviews, prepare detailed prior disclosures and compliance improvement plans, and represent clients in customs compliance audits and enforcement actions, including both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations, in addition to providing customs and other regulatory advice in connection with corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and trade-related legislative matters.
If you require assistance in other areas, I frequently work with colleagues in other practices and in other jurisdictions on multi-disciplinary customs compliance issues, such as the intersection between transfer pricing and customs valuation, IP licensing and other issues.
This blog is a compilation of information I believe to be relevant to the ITC community. I hope you find it informative and helpful.
I invite you to contact me for more information regarding anything you see here or any questions I may be able to assist with. I look forward to speaking with you.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like further information regarding anything you see here.